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Disaster Recovery for a Power-Driven Society: With or Without the Cloud?


Disaster Recovery for a Power-Driven Society: With or Without the Cloud?

February 20, 2015

  By Michelle Amodio, TMCnet Contributor

There is a space in the back of our minds that is reserved specifically for power protection. At least, if you own a business or work for a large enterprise at the top of the IT chain, then yes, this topic is one that has to be running at all times, much like your systems, or else a disaster can occur and the next thing you know, you’re out of a lot of data. This is the death knell for companies, so disaster recovery and preparedness is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Of course, the cloud has offered a bit of a safe haven for many pros, be it big or small, for data and systems and processes. You buy into a cloud plan, back up your stuff in the mysterious cloud, and should systems meet their demise by way of a natural disaster or serious power outage, then at least there is some semblance of recuperation.

Data Center Knowledge delves into this topic, saying that the cloud has changed disaster recovery simply by making it easier. With disaster recovery in the cloud, companies can now replace their primary or secondary data centers and benefit from cloud automation and flexibility while having solid disaster recovery assurance.

This is all well and good, but not everyone has bought into cloud options. There are smaller, easier ways to ensure that backup and uptime are secure, and that’s through power protection.

For simple outages, businesses can simply invest in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). UPS power supply is a power protection device that is specially designed to regulate the power to your place of business to acceptable parameters, and to supply the right amount of electricity when there is no power to be had. The largest benefit to using a UPS is continuity of operation. By switching to using power from batteries, the UPS prevents data loss and allows the operators to shut down the computers or other network equipment in a safe and effective manner. The end result is positive; you keep your equipment, your data doesn’t get lost to the ether.

A good quality of UPS helps you out with the critical load shedding and uncertain disruption of power supply.

While the cloud can take on the heavy lifting of more serious disaster recovery plans, like floods or fire, businesses in areas that aren’t susceptible to such forces of nature can take a leaner course of action and invest in simple power protection measures.

UPS power supply provides a number of great benefits to both business and home use, keeping the computer and electronic systems vital and running through a short power outages and preventing damage from possible power loss.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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